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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An early 16th-century fort in Pothohar Plateau of Pakistan in Rawalpindi, in the province of Punjab, Rawat fort is an incredible masterpiece. The fort was built to provide a defense to the Pothohar plateau from the army of a Pashtun king named Sher Shah Suri. The port marks its presence on the Grand Trunk Road, 17 km east of Rawalpindi.

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”10612″ img_size=”700×350″ onclick=”link_image”][vc_column_text]Rawat Fort is a square building with two gates. In the inner area of the fort, there is a building, which has a dome. The area with the dome has graves of the Gakkar chief and Sultan Sarang Khan. Sons of Sarang Khan who died fighting in the fort are also buried in the fort. The fort incorporates a beautiful mosque with three domes.  The fort has a fascinating look. It is a landmark of Pothohar rulers.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”10616″ img_size=”700×400″][vc_column_text]The word Rawat originated from the Arabic word Rawat, which means caravanserai. The amalgam of the fort is in ruins today but its design is unique and complex.  The most prominent part of Rawat fort is its tomb. The walls of the fort are very high and arched. From the top of the tomb, Tope Mankiala can be seen which is a stupa of the Gandhara Buddhist. The Government of Pakistan has recently allocated 5.6 million Pakistani Rupees for preserving the fort and restoring it under the Public Sector Development Program 2020-2021. Rawat Fort is an amazing historical fort. Its beautiful landscape and the huge boundary with high walls and mosques can leave you in wonder. If you are planning to visit Rawat fort some of the hotels that you may consider are Safari Club 4, The Knights Inn, Safari Club 3, Hotel Grand Arena, and Grand Mongolia Hotel. The average cost for a day’s stay at the Grand Mongolia Hotel is 20 US Dollars. Foreigners can land at Islamabad International Airport and from there they can take any transport to reach Rawalpindi. The mesmerizing sight of the fort is a reason that it stands on the list of tourists.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”10618″ img_size=”700×400″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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